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Kitchen Renovation Costs For Your Home

For many people, the kitchen is the heart and centre of their home. A place where they start the day, prepare meals for their family and for many it’s a gathering point when entertaining. Sometimes the thought of how much your dream kitchen will cost can be quite daunting. Are you after a completely new look, design or layout? Or will you just make a few changes? What features are the most important to you? What are the costs of your dream kitchen? 

At McColl Cabinetmakers, we are dedicated to making your dream kitchen a reality.

What is the average person spending on kitchen renovations for a quality kitchen and when is the best time to renovate? 

In February and March of 2019, The Housing Industry Association conducted a survey, finding that 78% of kitchen renovations were performed in homes aging between 11 and 20 years old. However, don’t feel guilty over the desire to renovate your kitchen after only 5 years, you are not alone. 

Kitchen Renovation Costs 

Kitchen renovation costs can vary dramatically depending on various factors. The condition of your current kitchen, size and the finishes or style. The national average for budget kitchen renovations in Australia is $17,000.

As a general guide:

Budget kitchen renovations can range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Mid-range kitchen renovations can cost on average between $25,000 and $45,000.

Premium kitchen renovation costs can start at $45,000 and is only limited by your imagination.

The difference between a budget kitchen renovation and a premium renovation are the materials, finishes, appliances, and accessories. You may have the same work completed; however, if you decide to go with high-end finishes, you should expect a high-end investment.  A premium kitchen renovation may also include:

  • High-end versions of finishes like timber veneers
  • High-end stone benchtops
  • Adding internal cabinet accessories 
  • A new layout of the kitchen space
  • Removal or addition of walls

Often, people who choose to renovate their kitchen run over budget because they do not allow for costs which are inevitable but may be unseen to the trained eye. We strive to minimize this situation with a clear cost and scope structure so there are no nasty surprises.

What Can Affect the Cost of My Kitchen Renovation?

Chances are if your home is older, then the more comprehensive your kitchen renovations can be. 

Most kitchen renovation jobs (68%, according to the HIA report) include increasing the imprint of the kitchen. 

No two kitchen renovation projects will cost precisely the same. When you’re looking for a professional to renovate your kitchen, take note of the following things  

Labour costs

Licensed building professionals may seem expensive, however, the cost of using unqualified labour may on face value appear as cost savings, but this may be a false economy and cost much more to repair dodgy workmanship. ALWAYS ensure you use licensed tradespeople.

Cost of materials

Choosing higher-quality materials for your kitchen renovation will likely cost more. The material choices in the kitchen and building industry are vast. However, it may be a wise decision to select products that that suit your style and perform the function you would like, even if this means spending a little more too because, in the end, you may regret not going the extra mile.

Size of the kitchen

One of the most significant cost factors when choosing to renovate your kitchen is the size. Of course, the smaller kitchen will have lower renovation costs compared to larger renovation projects. Remember, increasing the kitchen size and function in many cases can add huge value to your home.

Timeline of the project

Some types of kitchens can have different durations in renovation time. Remember that if you are offered a renovation in an unrealistic timeframe to ask yourself and the contractor how they propose to execute their timeline. 

At McColl cabinet makers we provide a renovation timeline & schedule which breaks down the entire project in an easy to read day-to-day format which also lists what you should see completed each day.

Ready for Your Premium Kitchen Renovation?

At McColl Cabinets, we provide premium service as well as, accurate pricing, schedules, and plans before commencing any renovation project.

Kitchen renovation costs are governed by an extensive number of aspects. Whether you’re spending $10,000 or $100,000, it’s equally important to plan appropriately and maximize your budget for the best result for your home’s Kitchen Renovation.

Contact McColl Cabinetmakers to give you the advice you need regarding your kitchen renovation. We have 25 years of industry experience and know instinctively what works and doesn’t work so well.

We also have a large network of fully licensed, experienced ancillary trades to assist us in delivering your dream renovation.

Our team can custom design kitchens and bathrooms to suit your individual lifestyle. Also, we can offer a large selection of quality materials and accessories to suit your kitchen renovation costs and project. 

We aim to provide you with a hassle-free experience making your renovation seamless and exciting, positive experience for you. Whether your renovation will require full project management of a complete interior refurbishment or just a simple kitchen replacement; our team at McColl Cabinetmakers is ready to work with you. 

Need ideas or inspiration for your kitchen renovation? Make sure to check out the gallery section on our website, which has pictures of past renovations completed by our team.